'True Blood' Casting: Alcide's Wolfdad To Make An Appearance

We already knew that the werefolk of "True Blood" pass down their supernatural status genetically, but now, we'll also have a chance to see whether Stone Cold Sexy runs in the werefamily as well. What are we talking about? Just the latest casting news from season five: The Hollywood Reporter has learned that the character of Alcide's father, Jackson Herveaux, will be making an appearance later this season, with actor Robert Patrick (best-known as the liquid metal death machine from "Terminator 2") cast as the were-dad. (Aww, and just in time for Father's Day, too!)

Word has it that Robert will make his debut in a flashback episode, airing August 5, and then take his place as a recurring presence for the rest of the season. And yes, we said "flashback episode"! The Jackson Herveaux storyline begins with a look back to the 1980s (when Alcide was not yet a fine hunk of man-meat, and Debbie was not yet a crazy V-addicted maniac). Which is very exciting, not only because we might get to see Alcide as a young, innocent wolf (perhaps sporting some excellent '80s hair?) but also because it might shed some new and interesting light on the sordid backstory that put Alcide's family in Eric Northman's debt.

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